Samsung might use 1,000 fps camera sensor for Galaxy S9: Report

The sensor is reported to enter mass production in November.

A report from Chinese media has revealed that Samsung Electronics Co is likely to use an in-house camera sensor capable of shooting 1,000 frames per second (fps) for the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone. If the report holds true, the Galaxy S9 is Samsung's take on Sony's flagship smartphones.

Chinese publication ETNews on Tuesday reported the possibility that Samsung could be taking Sony's cue on a new camera optics technology that allows firing up to a thousand frames each second. According to the source, the sensor will begin to be mass produced by November.

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The Galaxy S9 was reported to arrive in January 2018, which is earlier than this year's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Given this timeline and the production of the sensors, the Galaxy S9 seems to be conceptually constructed now in Samsung's manufacturing labs.

Sony uses a triple-stacked sensor to enable its Xperia XZ1 smartphone to shoot 1,000 fps. There are no details as of now how Samsung will design its component.

The South Korean tech titan's future smartphone is expected to sport a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, dual camera, Snapdragon 845 processor chip and onscreen fingerprint sensor. Samsung might also embrace a bezel-less display from edge to edge, top to bottom and side to side.

In the meantime, previous reports pointed out that Samsung will make the Galaxy S9 a full-fledged modular phone.